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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Dolly Parton and more at Northern Quest this summer



Northern Quest has announced their outdoor Pepsi Summer Concert Series, and among the acts coming are Steve Miller Band, Dolly Parton, Duran Duran and more. Get more details and order your tickets at northernquest.com.

Laugh with BT Spokane Comedy Club



Comedian BT is at Spokane Comedy Club, 315 West Sprague, with shows this Thursday & Friday, April 14 & 15 and 2 shows Saturday, April 16. There's a full bar, including 8 beers on tap and movie theatre-style concessions. Go to spokanecomedyclub.com for all the details.


Next to Normal at the Bing



Coeur d'Alene Summer theatre and Modern Theatre team up to present Next to Normal now through Sunday, April 17 at the Bing Crosby Theater. Go to www.themoderntheater.org for information and tickets.

Valleyfest Auction fun this Friday night

Join 'Mardi Gras Madness', a New Orleans-themed party, dinner and fundraiser for Valleyfest this Friday evening, April 15 starting at 5:30pm at CenterPlace Regional Event Center, 2426 N Discovery Place in Spokane Valley.

Go to valleyfest.org for tickets and all the details.


Knitting Factory Presents Parachute, Jon McLaughlin, Brynn Elliot



Parachute, Jon McLaughlin, Brynn Elliot are playing at the Knitting Factory Concert House this Friday, April 15 at 7:30pm. Price of this All Ages show is $19. Visit sp.knittingfactory.com for more information.


2016 KOSE Team Challenge Cup April 22-24 Spokane Arena



Imagine the intensity of the world's 42 best skaters competing for global pride, as members of Team North America, Team Europe and Team Asia compete at the Spokane Arena. To add to the excitement, each team will feature a former champion as their Captain. Olympic Champion Kristi Yamaguchi will captain Team North America.

Friday, April 22
7:30pm - Opening Ceremony with introduction of the teams and Men's and Ladies - Competing for $132,000 in Team Prize money and a men's and ladies bonus pool

Saturday, April 23
1:30pm - Pairs (Free Skate) & Ice Dance (Free Dance) - Competing for $455,000 in Team prize money and a pairs and ice dance bonus pool

7pm - Men's and Ladies (Free Skate) - Competing for $455,000 in Team prize money

Sunday, April 24
3pm - Skating Spectacular - featuring show performances by the top skaters from the Team Challenge Cup

The all-event ticket package includes:
- Friday practice pass (10am-3:30pm)
- Friday evening competition
- Saturday afternoon competition
- Saturday evening competition
- Sunday Skating Spectacular

Contact Ticketswest at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


KISS coming to Spokane Arena



Rock and roll legends KISS are heading to the Spokane Arena on Friday, July 15 with their Freedom to Rock Tour! Face paint and costumes are encouraged.

As America's #1 Gold Record Award winning group of all time, the Rock N Roll Hall of Famers have released 44 albums and sold more than 100 million albums worldwide.

Reserved Seat tickets are $39.50, $89.50 and $125.00 and are go on sale this Friday, April 15 at 10am at the Spokane Arena Box Office, all TicketsWest Outlets, www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


Symphony with a Splash this Friday

The Spokane Symphony wants you to Splash into the weekend with a fun evening of entertainment at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. The party begins this Friday, April 15 at 5pm with cocktails and food available for purchase. Live music will be performed by local indie rock band, Windoe, featuring singer-songwriter Karli Ingersoll joined by vocalist Caroline Fowler.

The concert begins at 7pm, with Jorge Luis Uzcategui conducting, leading the Spokane Symphony in a mini concert of a pair of Latin works for chamber orchestra and a symphony by Haydn.
Tickets are $25 for all seats and available at the Box office, by calling 509-624-1200 and at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Upcoming lectures at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture

On Saturday, April 16 at 2pm, Salvaging Sunken Spanish Treasure! by Presenter Margaret Weller. Long-time treasure hunter, Margaret Weller, has been salvaging Spanish galleons off the cost of Florida since the 1970s. She worked for many years alongside her husband, the legendary treasure seeker, Bob 'Frogfoot' Weller (now deceased). Margaret will share her amazing experiences of being a treasure hunter, and will show some of the artifacts she recovered. An informal walk-through of the Treasure! exhibit follows the talk, to see some of the Wellers' treasures. The informal tour will also be a chance to ask Margaret questions, and hear more of her interesting and entertaining stories from her very adventurous life.


The Hope Diamond

Next Thursday, April 21 at 6:30pm, Hope Diamond: The Legendary History of a Cursed Gem, by Dr. Richard Kurin, the Smithsonian's Acting Provost/Under Secretary for Museums & Research. Dr. Kurin spent more than a decade on the trail of the legendary gem, the Hope diamond. But the 'curse' that surrounds the Hope diamond is only one small part of a long and illustrious story that moves between ancient religion and modern magic, royal power and class rivalry, revenge and greed. Since its discovery in 17th century India, the Hope diamond, a glimmering, deep blue gem weighing over 45 carats, has been shrouded in mystery and steeped intrigue. Dr. Kurin will discuss the impact the diamond has had across different cultures and societies throughout history. Attendees can join in the raffle to win a replica of the Hope diamond.

Each lecture will be held in the Eric A. Johnston Auditorium, $10 suggested donation. No reservation needed, first-come, first-served, limited to 180.

For more information, visit www.northwestmuseum.org.


Arbor Crest's TulipFest in full bloom!



TulipFest at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars began earlier this month and is just about in full bloom with thousands of tulips and daffodils covering the grounds of the beautiful Cliff House Estate. There is no fee to tour the grounds and enjoy the estate gardens. Hours are Daily, Noon to 5pm (Noon to 8pm on Thurs/Fri thru April), and the grounds are open to ages 21 and over. Arbor Crest's tasting room is open the same hours.


Arbor Crest Wine Bar's 'Fireside Music Series' wraps up on April 29

For the many fans who love Arbor Crest's outdoor Summer Concerts (returning for 2016 on Thursday, May 5), the 'Fireside Music Series' offers a social and cozy indoor version in the Wine Bar, featuring wine by the glass, flight or bottle, beer from Square Wheel Brewing Co., chilled appetizers and fresh-baked food selections, plus a great lineup of live music and no cover charge.

This Thursday, April 14, Eric Neuhausser performs and on Friday, April 15, Karrie O'Neill is guest musical artist. Music runs from 5:30-7:30pm and the Tasting room is open from 5-8pm. Following this week's concerts, there are 4 Fireside Music concerts left, Thursday and Fridays through April 29.

Johnny Mathis at the INB April 24



Johnny Mathis is bringing his 60th Anniversary Concert Tour to the INB Performing Arts Center on Sunday, April 24 at 7pm. Mathis is Columbia Records longest-running artist and has performed songs in an incredible variety of styles and categories -- from music composed for stage and film to golden era jazz standards, contemporary pop hits, and holiday music, all of which has assured his reputation as one of the most enduring vocalists in music history.
For tickets and more information, visit www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Spokane Art School Spring Art Classes begin April 17

The Spokane Art School provides quality fine arts instruction in the visual arts from professional artists in a variety of teaching environments. The Art School holds classes for children or adults, ranging from single day workshops, multi-day workshops for more complicated projects and techniques and weekly classes in different disciplines such as painting and drawing. Instruction is geared towards all levels of proficiency from beginning to master.

For more information and a listing of classes and workshops, visit spokaneartschool.net.


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